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Condemned to Repeat?
The Paradox of Humanitarian Action
Fiona Terry
Humanitarian groups have failed, Fiona Terry believes, to face up to the core paradox of their activity: humanitarian action aims to alleviate suffering, but by inadvertently sustaining conflict it potentially prolongs suffering.



Conflict, Violence, and Displacement in Indonesia
This volume foregrounds the dynamics of displacement and the experiences of internal refugees uprooted by conflict and violence in Indonesia. Contributors examine internal displacement in the context of militarized conflict and violence in...



Dams and Development
Transnational Struggles for Water and Power
Sanjeev Khagram
Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century. Of late they have become a lightning rod for challenges to this vision of...



Dangerous Sanctuaries
Refugee Camps, Civil War, and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid
Sarah Kenyon Lischer
Vital reading for anyone concerned with how refugee flows affect the dynamics of conflicts around the world.



Darfur
A 21st Century Genocide
Gerard Prunier
Praise for the 2005 Edition: "A passionate and highly readable account of the current tragedy that combines intimate knowledge of the region's history, politics, and sociology with a telling cynicism about the polite but ineffectual diplomatic...



A Delicate Relationship
The United States and Burma/Myanmar since 1945
Kenton Clymer
In 2012, Barack Obama became the first U.S. president ever to visit Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. This official state visit marked a new period in the long and sinuous diplomatic relationship between the United States and Burma/Myanmar, which Kenton Clymer examines in A Delicate...



Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War
Abbey Steele
Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War is one of few books available in English to provide an overview of the Colombian civil war and drug war. Abbey Steele draws on her own original field research as well as on Colombian scholars’ work in Spanish to provide an expansive view of the country’s political conflicts. Steele shows how...



Dependent Communities
Aid and Politics in Cambodia and East Timor
Caroline Hughes
Dependent Communities investigates the political situations in contemporary Cambodia and East Timor, where powerful international donors intervened following deadly civil conflicts. This comparative analysis critiques international policies that...



The Endtimes of Human Rights
Stephen Hopgood
A passionate and provocative argument that the idea of universal human rights has become not only ill adapted to current realities but also overambitious and...



The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere
Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina
William Michael Schmidli
William Michael Schmidli argues that Argentina emerged as the defining test case of Jimmy Carter's promise to bring human rights to the center of his administration’s foreign...



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